also known as: Fülöpfalva (HU), Filipec (CZ), Pilipets (RU), Filipetz
48°40' N / 23°21' E
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Pylypets' was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Fülöpfalva in Máramaros megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Filipec in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Pilipets and, since 1991, known as Pylypets', in the Mizhhirskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
In Yiddish, Pylypets' was known as Filipetz
Other spellings/names for Pylypets' are Pylypez and Pilipec'.
Pylypets' is located about 33 miles ENE of Mukacheve (Munkács).
Jews probably settled in Pylypets' in the first half of the 19th century.
In 1830, the Jewish population was 38.
By 1880, the Jewish population increased to 78 (of a total population of 595).
A few Jews farmed and one owned a flour mill.
With the Hungarian occupation of Pylypets' in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, dozens of Jews from Pylypets' were drafted into forced labor battalions and others were drafted for service on the Eastern front, where most died.
By 1941, the Jewish population dropped to 110.
In 1941, a few Jewish families without Hungarian citizenship were expelled to Nazi occupied Ukrainian territory, to Kamenets-Podolski, and murdered there.
The remaining Jews of Pylypets' were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Pylypets' were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Pylypets' had about 1,104 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
Sources (portions): The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust, (2001) p. 382
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